Sales of agricultural chemicals top US$40 million a year in Panama
Some US$40 million of agricultural chemicals are sold each year in Panama, making it one of the nation's leading businesses.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Official studies show that per capita consumption of agricultural chemicals in Panama is about six times the level of the rest of Central America.
There has been an increased use of fungicides and herbicides, produced with improved technologies, for the purpose of increasing productivity and environmental protection.
Price increases of between 10 and 15% are estimated in a market distorted by unexpected arrivals of shipments from Venezuela.
Price monitoring and marketing strategies in the agrochemical market.
Faced with increases in the size of planted areas, a united group of sectors affected by the production of fruit, is criticizing lack of action by the government.
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